Dr. Brand Ready to Downsize

Dr. Brand Ready to Downsize

By Shay Crow

Three different classes, three different types of lives, three different things to balance. Eighteen years trying to balance everything, but it’s time to go to two. 

Between teaching Anatomy and Physiology, Biology 111, and Biology 1, supporting his family and leading the National Honor Society, Dr. Lance Brand is now exhausted.

In the coming weeks he will officially resign from being the NHS advisor after 18 years of organization. 

“It’s become increasingly difficult to maintain our local membership standards at a level that I feel are at the core of what it means to be a member of the National Honor Society,” Brand said.

National Honor Society is a way for junior and senior students to get involved in the community outside of school.

Life jackets at river
Dr. Lance Brand (center in blue shirt) poses with students at the White River cleanup this past fall. Students can earn service points for the National Honor Society by participating in a river cleanup in the fall or roads cleanup in the spring. (Photo Provided)

There are new students inducted every year in the spring and in the fall. 

Senior Mallory Schwer was inducted into NHS her sophomore year. 

“I felt extremely honored by it because of how prestigious of an organization it is not only at our school, but also nationwide,” Schwer said. 

Being inducted into NHS is a great honor that is sometimes taken for granted because many students do not realize the amount of work that goes into getting into National Honor Society. Students have to maintain a 3.5 or above grade point average and they cannot have any type of disciplinary referrals. 

At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 there will be 28 students inducted into NHS. 

A number of questions may be involved in deciding whether to join NHS. One student being inducted this year is sophomore Grace Flowers. 

Flowers believes that being inducted in the NHS is exciting and also an incredible opportunity. 

Dr. Brand leaving NHS will be beneficial to him, but there will be a void that the next sponsor will have to fill. Principal Mr. Chris Conley says Dr. Brand’s leadership will be missed.

He has gone above and beyond in leading our chapter,” Conley said.

As of now there is no update on who would be the next NHS advisor because the job has yet to be posted. 

Canned food drive
Students (from left) Madelyn Haley, Kennedy Martinez and Andrew Hewitt turn in cans to Brenden Mead as part of the National Honor Student spring Canned Food Drive. (Photo Provided)


March 17, 2022

About Author

Shayla Crow Shayla Crow is a junior who is a second-year Newspaper student. She enjoys writing along with mathematics. She hopes to write multiple stories for Eagle's Eye News.


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